- Foundations for good practice: the student experience of online learning in Australian higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic [added 28 January, 2021]
(Source: TEQSA, 2020)
This report is a high-level thematic analysis of summaries of student experience surveys conducted by 118 Australian higher education providers in the first half of 2020. It outlines positive and negative aspects of the transition identified by students, to support providers in addressing concerns.
- Online learning, digital isolation and COVID-19 [added 28 January 2021]
(Source: Reading Writing Hotline, 2020)
Feedback from the Language, Literacy and Numeracy sector is that many adults do not have the skills, understanding or access to technology to succeed in education. Employers are also requiring employees to use more digital practices, needing additional training. Whilst there is a drumbeat for online learning, it is important to be reminded that it does not meet the needs of all learners, particularly those experiencing disadvantage and may undermine the basis for community education impacting social connection. [Excerpt from publisher]
- Provision of foundation skills training by community education providers in regional Australia [research report] [added 28 January, 2021]
(Source: NCVER, 2021)
This research investigates the contribution community education providers make to foundation skills training in regional Australia, the models of delivery which seemed to work best, and whether the undertaking of foundation skills training helps build social and human capital of the individual and broader community. The research finds that proportionally more regional community education providers deliver foundation skills training than other regional training providers. Completions among students at regional community education providers are high but little is known about education or employment pathways following training due to difficulties in tracking students.
- Resources for online teaching [added 28 January, 2021]
(Source: Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Melbourne University, 2020)
This suite of resources and professional development opportunities has been collected here to support online teaching and learning. Resources include short practical guides, discussion papers and resources, and upcoming/past events and resources.
- Strategic review into building e-learning capability in the VET sector [webinar] [added 28 January, 2021]
(Source: ASQA, December 2020)
In support of this strategic review, ASQA ran a webinar and live forum on Monday 7 December 2020 to discuss the new online skill set, the challenges of training in COVID-19 and ideas for building e-learning capability. The review is part of ASQA's regulatory strategy 2020-22, which outlines its regulatory priorities for the next two years. The review will seek to understand the challenges that providers, employers and students experience in the adoption and provision of online learning in the VET sector. The review's findings will inform the development of guidance and support ASQA can offer providers to promote quality outcomes in the VET sector and support self-assurance. It will also inform how ASQA engages with its broader stakeholders about online learning and its delivery in the VET sector.
- Supporting students through the COVID-19 crisis and shift to remote learning: how students are feeling and how educators can help [webinar, US] [added 28 January, 2021]
(Source: SurveyMonkey, 2020)
This research asked 955 students currently enrolled in post-secondary education across the US, how faculty and staff can best support them during this unprecedented time, and what they need to be successful in an online learning environment. The students were a mix of full and part time at all levels, undergraduate/graduate, in public, private, community college, and trade/professional schools. This webinar discusses the research results.